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A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads. ...
by Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

 

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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